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    Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

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A Letter From George Custis

Document 1162

West Point
Monday 12th Sept 1854

My Dr Mr. Ball

I have read your letter & am glad to find that you are well & things getting on at Arlington. Do give proper directions about the Fodder as it will be very valuable this year. I do not think anything will be done in selling land till the Rail Road is laid off. I expect to leave this on Monday next the 19th for New York, stay there on Tuesday & Wednesday & go to Baltimore on Thursday & on Friday to be in the City, 11 o'clock cars so I shall wish Daniel to come over with the carriage on Friday the 23rd & if I am not there then on Saturday the 24th. He must not mind the weather. This is my present plan if nothing happens to prevent me. I will write you so as for you to get the letter on Tuesday the 20th.

Truly my D'Sir

Yr friend & Svt,

George W.P. Custis

Robert Ball Esq.

To Robert Ball Esq
Bales X Roads
near Alexandria Virginia

To be given to Daniel from Arlington

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